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Manager - Youth Residential Rehabilitation - Traralgon

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Brand new youth residential rehabilitation program
  • Start in April 2021!
  • Permanent Full-time position based in Traralgon

About the opportunity

This is a rare opportunity to develop and implement a youth rehabilitation program in a newly built, twenty-bed residential facility based in Traralgon. The cutting-edge, purpose-built facility is on track for completion in July 2021. Reporting to an AOD & MH Senior Management Team who thrive on innovation, your focus will be on delivering the program in a culturally safe way, supported by evidence-informed frameworks, yet with the flexibility to adjust the delivery based on suitability for your cohort of clients.

You will be responsible for building a team of AOD Support Workers, providing them with support and leadership to deliver in line with the vision of the service.

With the rehabilitation facility being a new addition to Traralgon, you will work in partnership with and become involved in the local and wider community to ensure the goals of our service user are achieved.

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About you

This position will be well-supported by the Group Manager, AOD Residential Programs, hence your previous experience may include:

  • Background in clinical leadership in a residential setting
  • Team Leader or Manager of a residential service
  • AOD or Mental Health experience within a residential setting

The key factors determining your ongoing success in this position are:

  • Working with an evidence-informed, strengths-based practice designed to enhance the opportunity for optional outcomes for young people
  • Keeping abreast of new approaches in evidence-based treatment, and seeking ways to innovate programs
  • Demonstrated experience working within the community, local or state-wide
  • Understanding of residential treatment and programs within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Highly collaborative approach with a strong view for continuous improvement
  • Natural ability to work with people, specifically young people, within a strengths-based framework
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant health and or welfare discipline such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences;
  • Qualifications in management or willing to undertake within the first 18 months in the role.
  • Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment).

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description, specifically the Core Selection Criteria)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Get in touch

Please contact Adrian Webber, Group Manager AOD & MH Residential Services on 0407 607 280 for a confidential discussion.  

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. Visit us: www.unitingvictas.org.au.

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking.

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.

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